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Current Issues in Accounting

Please note that the following information may be subject to change.

Module Convenor:  Lynda Taylor

Module Content:
The module will cover 5 lectures within each the following two areas:
1. Current issues in financial accounting and reporting
2. Current issues in management accounting

Indicative topic areas include Corporate Governance Issues; Changing Nature of Management Accounting; Contemporary Management Accounting Techniques; and Case study Research in Management Accounting.

Module Aims:
The principal aims of this module are, firstly, to build on the students' existing accounting knowledge by developing an integrated and critical understanding of the major "themes" of accounting, both financial and management. This will provide an intellectual underpinning to the students' approach to the other modules in the programme.
The second aim is to provide an opportunity for students to examine in depth a number of current topics in financial reporting and management accounting. The approach to these topics will develop students' technical knowledge and skills but will also adopt a critical perspective on recent developments and ideas in financial reporting and management accounting. Technical understanding and critical evaluation of the chosen topics will provide a relevant background for issues encountered in other modules in the programme.

Module Assessment:
2 Hour Examination (100%)

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